Companies, agencies and management firms attaching their names include the three major label groups, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music Group, along with Capitol, Domino, EMI Records, TaP Music, UTA and X-Ray Touring, as well as songwriter Jimmy Napes and producer Nile Rodgers. Among the artists endorsing the open letter titled "#NoSilenceInMusic" are The 1975 (pictured), Lewis Capaldi, Lily Allen, Niall Horan, Rita Ora, Violet Skies, Westlife, Years & Years and Yungblud. Top executives from across the industry are also well-represented, including Island Records CEO Darcus Bease, CAA co-head Emma Banks, Warner/Chappell CEO and co-chair Guy Moot, Hipgnosis Songs' Merck Mercuriadis and Modest Management's Richard Griffiths.
Through music, education and empathy we can find unity. We stand together, to educate and wipe out racism now and for our future generations.” /> Music brings joy and hope and connects us all. There is a global love for music, irrespective of race, religion, sexuality and gender.
Whether it be systemic racism and racial inequality highlighted by continued police brutality in America or anti-Jewish racism promulgated through online attacks, the result is the same: suspicion, hatred and division. In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti-black racists and antisemites, plus those who advocate islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, have repeatedly demonstrated that they clearly want us all to fail. We are at our worst when we attack one another.
More than 700 members of the U.K. music community, including artists, managers, executives at record companies, agencies, the live music industry, in addition to creatives like songwriters and producers, have come together to sign a letter pledging to combat division and hate.
Citing instances of anti-Semitism, like British rapper Wiley's recent Twitter rant, islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia as well as "systemic racism and racial inequality highlighted by continued police brutality in America," the signatories declare, "We are at our worst when we attack one another."
See the full list of signatories on Medium and read the letter below:
We, representatives from the music industry, write to demonstrate and express our determination, that love, unity and friendship, not division and hatred, must and will always be our common cause.
Silence is not an option. From slavery to the Holocaust we have painful collective memories. We, the British music industry are proudly uniting to amplify our voices, to take responsibility, to speak out and stand together in solidarity. Minorities from all backgrounds and faiths have struggled and suffered. All forms of racism have the same roots — ignorance, lack of education and scapegoating.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has extended its worldwide deal with Swedish songwriter Noonie Bao, whose hits include "Stay" by Zedd and Alessia Cara and "Never Be The Same” by Camila Cabello. The Los Angeles-based Bao currently is credited on Rita Ora's UK smash "Let You Love Me." The company first signed Bao 11 years ago.
Sony/ATV Scandinavia Managing Director & SVP A&R Europe Johnny Tennander and Sony/ATV Senior Vice President, Co-Head of West Coast A&R Amanda Hill, who serves as Bao’s US-based A&R, said on behalf of the company: “We are so thrilled to continue our relationship with Noonie. She is an incredibly gifted songwriter mixed with the heart and soul of a beautiful human being which makes it all that more wonderful to be in business with her.”
The company represents the copyrights of such artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Joni Mitchell as well as The Chainsmokers, Drake, Calvin Harris, Alicia Keys, Khalid, Lady Gaga,  Pink, Travis Scott, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Sia and Pharrell Williams. Sony/ATV is home to more than 3 million copyrights, including such standards as “New York, New York”, “Hallelujah”, “All You Need Is Love”, “You’ve Got a Friend”, “Moon River”, “Jailhouse Rock” and “Singin’ in the Rain," among others.
Pictured, from left: Sony/ATV Scandinavia Managing Director & SVP A&R Europe Johnny Tennander, Noonie Bao and Noonie Bao’s manager Jakob Emtestam.” />
Her first big break as a songwriter came that same year with Avicii and Nicky Romero's “I Could Be The One," on which she served as a co-writer. Bao originally came to the music industry as an artist, releasing the album  "I Am Noonie Bao" in 2012. She has collaborated extensively with Charli XCX as well as with Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie and Demi Lovato.
She has already created an unbelievable catalogue of songs, but we know that there is still so much more to come from her.” Said Sony/ATV UK Managing Director and President, Worldwide Creative Guy Moot: “It has been incredible to watch Noonie’s growth as she has matured into one of the most accomplished topliners and lyricists in the world today.
Named to Variety's 2017 Hitmakers list, Bao said of "Stay," “I love how the chorus is only vocal and vocoder, whereas the buildup maybe hints at something else; it’s unexpected but still feels natural.”